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    Avoya Travel Promotes Top Executives, Further Positioning Company for Growth

    Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – April 18, 2019 – Avoya Travel®, one of the travel industry’s most innovative brands, announces several executive promotions, including both Jeff Anderson and Michael Anderson to Co-Presidents and Brad Anderson to Co-Founder. The company confidently makes the C-level management moves as part of its aggressive growth plan to become the number one vacation platform, which creates better vacation planning experiences for travelers, Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network™ and supplier partners.

    As newly appointed Co-Presidents, Jeff and Michael will direct Avoya’s company vision and guide the overall organization. Together they will continue their family’s legacy of innovation, industry leadership and Shared Success™, while driving the Avoya 2025 strategy and inspiring future company evolution. Jeff and Michael have shared responsibility in growing the business with their complementary skill sets for more than 15 years. During their tenure Jeff’s ingenuity in sales and marketing and Michael’s progressive technology developments together advanced Avoya’s unique approach of integrating technology and people to improve the customer vacation planning experience, while also creating more success for travel professionals and suppliers.

    Brad Anderson, former President of Avoya, now joins his brother Van Anderson in the role of Co-Founder. Like Van, who has served as Co-Founder since 2015, Brad will remain involved in the organization’s growth and success. He will continue to focus on long-range strategic planning, fostering industry relationships and supporting the executive team at Avoya.

    “Avoya Travel and our industry are filled with exciting opportunities for growth,” said Jeff Anderson. “With our innovative senior leadership team, brilliant staff, dynamic technology and loyal travelers, we are aggressively leading Avoya Travel towards a bright future by creating better vacation experiences for travelers along with greater results for the Avoya Network and our supplier partners.”

    Positioning for even more expansion, Avoya promoted Ashley Hunter to Senior Vice President of Strategic Operations and Partnerships. Having previously served as Vice President of Business Development, Ashley’s new role capitalizes on her more than 12 years of leadership and management experience at Avoya. The position expands on her accomplishments in cultivating close working relationships with preferred suppliers as well as corporate planning and execution of internal processes. Ashley will focus on optimizing Avoya’s competitiveness in the marketplace, while also creating and implementing cross-department strategies to meet the organization’s short and long-term goals.

    Expanding within the organization, Avoya has made additional recent executive promotions in several departments, including Steve Hirshan to Senior Vice President of Sales, Viola De Velasco to Vice President of Sales Operations and Daniel Rego to Vice President of Business Intelligence, among others.

    The executive changes and promotions follow Avoya’s record-setting 2018 results in sales and Network growth, which both continue into 2019. Investing in personnel is a fundamental element of Avoya’s 2025 plan and the company is confident in the exceptional individuals who continue to spearhead progress throughout Avoya.

    “I’m humbled to have a team that brings complementary strengths and abundant passion to drive Avoya Travel’s advancements for years to come,” said Brad Anderson. “Jeff and Michael have proven their leadership for many years and promoting them is the most logical succession plan to bring Avoya Travel to the next level.”

    About Avoya Travel
    Avoya Travel is a family-owned company with a longstanding reputation for being one of the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 30 years, and one of their largest sellers of cruises and tours, Avoya is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, service and value in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. Through an elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide. Cruise lines and travel partners recognize this, as Avoya has received numerous accolades, including being repeatedly named Travel Partner of the Year by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, MSC Cruises and more. Today, Avoya is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with support offices throughout the United States.

    Travel agency owners, travel professionals and others interested in owning and operating their own travel business should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit www.JoinAvoya.com. Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-753-1463 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com.

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